I remain thrilled with the attention that StormReporter is getting. Just today, Julia posted a link on the StormSmart Facebook page to an article about how Rhode Island is using StormReporter. I’ve been watching that state’s group grow on StormSmart Connect, and it looks like they’re backing it up with training, too. Really, this is fantastic.
Nobody’s resting on any laurels, though. We (the programmer and I) have a lot to do, and I’ve been gathering your ideas as they’ve come in. I don’t want to hide this process, though, so I’d like to share the news (for those of you who haven’t heard), that we very much intend to add new features to StormReporter. In particular, we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to address your two top concerns soon. Those are:
- A proper visual map interface
- A dedicated mobile application
The details for both are in the works, but I will say that it’s likely we’ll start with an iPhone app to work out the major design issues. We’ll definitely be looking for iPhone and iPad toting volunteers to help test it when it’s ready: if you’d be interested, please let us know.
Something else you’d like to see added? Please post it to our StormReporter Demo Group (you’ll need to be logged into StormSmart for that to work. Don’t want to do that? You can also get ideas to us here.